When Colleges Visit Your High School

It’s that time of year again in the college admission world, when families, guidance counselors and students begin or continue the seemingly everlasting search for a “perfect fit” college. If you’re a junior or a sophomore in high school, I bet you’re right in the…

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Contacting Admission Counselors During Your College Process

As you move through your college process, there are many ways that you will be asked and encouraged to interact with the admission office at the institutions you are considering. Take advantage of this! I love my role as a counselor and encourage students and…

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Planning college visits around a family vacation

May 1 has come and gone and the cycle of college admission is definitely shifting gears to the future classes of 2019 and beyond! I have just returned from a week traveling to five states where I attended nine fairs and covered nearly 2,000 miles…

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Picking your senior schedule: The myth that junior year is the most important

The Junior Year Myth Many students feel that junior year is the most important year for colleges to see, and while it is extremely important, it is not the most important year above all the others. The junior year is part of the complete package,…

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The College Interview

So your mom signed you up for a college interview. Time to get nervous and go in and totally blow it, right?  Wrong. I’m here to tell you how to ace your college interview and use it to learn more about the institution you’re interviewing…

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How to Navigate a College Fair

Have you ever attended a college fair and felt completely overwhelmed? You’re not alone. When hundreds of colleges and universities are willing and eager to talk to you about your future, it is  an amazing (yet short) opportunity to help you find a good fit and narrow…

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How to Get the Most Out of Open Houses

You’ve probably signed up for a number of open houses at various institutions in a number of different locations.  In each case, you will find yourself in a room with many other high school students all in a position similar to yours.  Each open house…

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Planning and making the most out of college visits

Depending on where you live, how many schools are near you and if you have plans to travel during the upcoming months, you may be able to use the spring and summer as a way to start narrowing down the list of schools you might…

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Testing & Test-Optional 101

One of the questions I get asked most frequently at college fairs is “what are your average test scores?” I can answer this simply by stating what our averages are per section on the SAT or for the composite score on the ACT, but being…

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Why the liberal arts?

A liberal arts college will prepare you for your future in ways that other colleges may not.  A liberal arts education will improve your ability to communicate, think independently and be a productive team member. A liberal arts education will also have you focusing on…

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